Google AI defeats human Go champion

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Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world’s number one Go player Ke Jie. AlphaGo secured the victory after winning the second game in a three-part match. DeepMind founder... Read More

Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned

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The head of the Department of Health’s National Data Guardian (NDG) has criticised the NHS for the deal it struck with Google’s DeepMind over sharing patient data. In a letter... Read More

Google Street View used to discover 'lost' cycle ways

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A vast network of forgotten cycle ways across the UK has been rediscovered with the help of Google Street View. Historian and cycling enthusiast Carlton Reid found the routes, which... Read More

Google Docs users hit by phishing scam

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Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its users. The scam claimed to come from Google Docs – a service that allows people... Read More

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

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Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $ 100m (£77m) scam. In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an... Read More

Google Earth adds Attenborough world tours

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Google has refreshed its Earth app and website, adding detailed 3D imagery and new “tours” that give people a guided look at exotic locations. The search giant said it had... Read More

Google adds search results 'fact check' flag

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Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of “fake news”. The search giant will now highlight “authoritative sources”... Read More

Google reveals latest UK tax bill

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Google was charged £36.4m in UK corporation tax last year, according to its latest accounts. The US search engine giant recorded sales of £1.03bn and a pre-tax profit of £149m... Read More

Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content

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Google’s European boss has apologised after adverts from major firms and government agencies appeared next to extremist content on its YouTube site. It came after Marks and Spencer became the... Read More

Google pulls Beauty and the Beast 'ad' from Home

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Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. “By the way, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast opens today,”... Read More